Unit 2: Important meeting to vote on gains in wages, benefits and job security

Please join us for our Unit 2 Ascension Meeting on Wednesday, 10 February from 3-5 PM at the CUPE 3902 main offices (180 Bloor Street, across the street from the ROM, Suite 803). As always, there will be food, as well as childcare reimbursement if needed.

As you know, your bargaining team has just reached a Tentative Agreement with the employer. We have made a number of exciting gains in wages, benefits, and job security! In order to solidify these gains, our by-laws mandate that we follow a two-step process. First, we must hold a Unit 2 meeting to review and discuss the new Tentative Agreement. Members who attend this meeting will decide whether or not to hold a unit-wide “ratification” vote (i.e. a vote to accept or reject the new collective agreement). This meeting is often referred to as an “ascension” meeting.  If members decide to have a vote, we will then proceed to the second step, which is to hold a unit-wide ratification vote by secret ballot at the end of the meeting.

A good turnout is essential for us to ratify this excellent agreement and keep the gains your bargaining team has won. We look forward to seeing you!

Kristen Allen
Vice-Chair, Colleges

Unit 1 HCSA update

We are happy to say that all Unit 1 HCSA claims for the 2014-15 claim year have now been processed and all cheques should be received by mail by Friday, February 12.

Election Results for Grievance Officer and Internal Liaison Officer

Thank you for coming out to vote.  Please join me in congratulating our newly elected officers:

Grievance Officer: Kevin Edmonds
Internal Liaison Officer: Meaghan Marian

Full Results:

Grievance Officer:
Total Votes Cast: 136

Edmonds: 70
Vogt: 63

Disallowed: 3 (no marking/unclear)

Internal Liaison Officer:
Total Votes Cast: 136

Marian: 107
Morris: 25

Disallowed: 4 (no marking/unclear)

Thanks also to Poll Clerks and everyone who helped to make the election happen across all three campuses and all units.

Lincoln Rathnam
Acting CRO

CUPE Ontario OUWCC Convention Call for Delegates

CUPE 3902 will be sending delegates to the annual convention of the Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee (OUWCC). The OUWCC is the body that brings together all the CUPE Locals representing university workers in Ontario. The convention takes place 18-21 February in Toronto. If you are interested in representing CUPE 3902 at the OUWCC convention, please send a brief statement of interest to chair@cupe3902.org by Sunday, 10 January.

PRESS RELEASE

CUPE 3902 initiates legal action against the University of Toronto

The Union accuses the University of Toronto of bargaining in bad faith